16 Year Old Abubakar Umar Turning Heads At NPFL Champions Plateau United

Umar ( in white) shields the ball nicely.

The city of Jos is well known for churning out talented footballers and Plateau United teen wonder Abubakar Umar appears to be next in the line of top footballers to have emerged from the Tin City.


Plucked from the famous Golden Boot Soccer ( GBS) Academy , he has confirmed his rating as a top prospect as contained in his registration for the season under the “Special Talent” rule provided by the League Management Company ( LMC).

Comfortable as a right winger or top striker he caught the eyes of Owngoalnigeria.com with a strong performance against Nigeria league giants Enyimba in Calabar with his close ball control, deft touches, pace and ability to go past his man with ease.

Already the fans of the Jos based outfit have warmed up to him and as expected they have attached a moniker to his name, Umar Neymar is now what they call him as they believe he is similar to the Brazilian super star.

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He could match the carrier height of the Brazilian star if he continues to progress as expected under the guidance of the experienced handler of Plateau United Kennedy Boboye , not forgetting his mentor Ahmed Ibrahim the famous coach Bros of GBS Academy, who is also the Technical Director of Plateau United.